Week 34 – May 7th to 11th

Welcome 5B Community

This week we introduced our last unit of the year called “Transitions” and we began our inquiry with a visit to an ECC discovery classroom to help students realize some of the transitions they have already made as learners.

Next, we brainstormed other types of transitions and created a list that included physical, social and emotional changes. And yes, puberty was on the list! The following presentation slides give a brief overview of topics covered during the unit. This is the same presentation presented at the Friday’s coffee morning.

Who We Are_Transitions coffee morning 2018-yzi1bq

PYPX is over!

But the Action hasn’t stopped.

Jonathan (5B), Nathan (5B) and Moriz (5A) had been working with David Buckner to plant a tree as part of their action to combat air pollution around UNIS. The boys had to prep the tree for transplant and then dig it up and replant it in its forever home. It currently looks like a bald tower and they are looking forward to seeing it flourish in its new home in the car park. This process has taken eight weeks and the boys will be sharing their experience in the next edition of the ES Tin Tuc.

5B is back to a more normal schedule of math and literacy. In math this week, students inquired into the properties of shape, the ways they can demonstrate a problem and how they can use their mathematical knowledge to craft a lesson that develops areas for improvement.

In literacy, students are perfecting their ability to read criteria and apply it when writing. The current text type is ‘recount’ which means students should be able to recount an event in order, using describing words and reflection to enable the reader to imagine what the event was like. 

5B had a visit from Mr Dylan this week to talk about ‘Safe touch’. The student’s roleplayed and took part in a continuum quiz which incorporated many different scenarios.

Next week, students will take the standardized MAP assessment on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Families can help students by ensuring that their children come to school well rested and well hydrated.

Table Talk:

  1. How many systems are there in the human body?
  2. Which system works independently of the other systems?
  3. What is the name of the body system that your skin belongs to?
  4. Tell me about the rice video from China that you watched in class?
  5. What should we never leave at school overnight?

Save the date:

11th June – G5 Assembly Celebration and morning tea @ 9 am




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